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Winners of the Emerald/EFMD 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards announced

Emerald's authors receive international recognition for the best doctoral research in business and management

Bingley, United Kingdom, 26 April 2016 – Emerald Group Publishing- which is committed to helping its communities make decisions on research that matters - and the EFMD - a management development network - are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA).

These awards - which attracted more than double the number of submissions received last year - celebrate excellence in research within business and management subject taxonomies and are judged by the Editor(s) and at least one Editorial Advisory Board member of the sponsoring Emerald journal.  

Authors submitted their research into one of the seven subject categories available – the judges then picked eight winners and 23 highly commended papers which demonstrated significance/implications for theory and practice, originality and innovation, appropriateness and application of the methodology and the quality of the data/research.

The winning authors ranged from universities in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Nepal, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States - highlighting the global reach of these awards and Emerald’s author community.

Tony Roche, Publishing Director at Emerald said “Emerald would like to congratulate the winners and highly commended authors for the excellent scholarship witnessed throughout all entries we received.

“Emerald is committed to rewarding outstanding research within the business and management subjects and is proud to partner with EFMD to recognize the work undertaken by our author community on a global stage.

“We would also like to thank the Editors of Emerald journals for the work they have undertaken to select the winners and for supporting this prestigious award scheme”.

The winners received a cash prize of €1,500 (or currency equivalent), a certificate and a winners’ logo to attach to correspondence which not only acts as a stamp of quality, but also strengthens their reputation as respectable researchers. 

Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO of EFMD, added: “On behalf of EFMD, I would like to warmly congratulate all of the winners and the authors of the highly commended research pieces.

“It is vital that the relevant and impactful contribution to knowledge is recognized, and we are delighted to be able to support doctoral graduates and emerging scholars in their efforts to make a difference to society and have their scientific contribution recognized by an international audience.”

To view the list of the winning research papers and authors who have won or been highly commended, visit the dedicated webpage: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/research/awards/odra.htm 

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About EFMD: www.efmd.org 
EFMD is an international not-for-profit membership organization with over 860 members from academia, business, public sector and consultancy from 84 countries.  It is a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development.  EFMD is recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes.

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Notes to editors: Categories include: educational leadership and strategy, healthcare management, logistics and supply chain management, operations and production, human resource management, leadership and organizational development and management and governance.

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